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  • Revision:1st Edition, July 2014
  • Published Date:July 2014
  • Status:Active, Most Current
  • Document Language:English
  • Published By:American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Page Count:24
  • ANSI Approved:Yes
  • DoD Adopted:No

  • General

    These guidelines outline what local communities and other keystakeholders can expect from operators. Oil and gas operatorsacknowledge the challenges associated with industry activities,which can include challenges important to a community. Principlesof integrity, transparency and consideration for community concernsunderpin responsible operations. Conscientious operators arecommitted to helping communities achieve positive and long-lastingbenefits.

    Both local stakeholders and operators can use this guidance. Itis designed to acknowledge challenges and impacts that occur duringthe industry's presence in a given region. It provides flexible andadaptable strategies, recognizing that application will vary fromoperator to operator and community to community. Many operatorsalready apply similar guidelines or processes within theiroperations. These suggested guidelines are typical and reasonableand generally apply under normal operating circumstances. The useof these guidelines is at each individual operator'sdiscretion.

    Operators recognize that stakeholders within the community canhave different interests, issues and levels of concern. Some ofthese interests can be in direct conflict with one another. Workingtogether with stakeholders to seek mutually agreeable solutions isan important aspect of community engagement. Operators can havedifferent approaches to addressing the concerns and issues.

    These guidelines are intended primarily to support onshore oiland gas projects in the United States for shale developments;however, they can be adapted to any oil and gas projects in theUnited States.